Biography of Andrew T. Hammons
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ANDREW THOMPSON HAMMONS, cashier of the Old Dominion Commercial Company, of Globe, Arizona, was born in Angelina County, Texas, March 7, 1868. In 1877, his father, J. T. Hammons, an attorney of note, removed to Eastland County, Texas. Here he was elected Judge of the County Court by popular vote, and served in this capacity for six years. Judge Hammons was an excellent pleader and public speaker, and was generally acknowledged the leading orator of Northwest Texas. Among his admirers he was mentioned for U. S. Senator. He is still living in Texas, but being advanced in age, has retired to private life. Andrew Thompson Hammons was elected Clerk of the District Court of his county at the age of 21 years, and held this office for three successive terms. He came to Globe, Arizona, in the spring of 1900 and immediately went to work in the Old Dominion Mines, where for two years he served in various capacities, from mucker to ore sorter, and when he left the mines he ranked as an expert on the ores of the district. In the fall of 1902 he was appointed cashier of The Old Dominion Commercial Company, one of the largest banking and commercial companies in Arizona, and has been in their employ continuously from that time. In addition to attending to the duties of his position as cashier, he is at the present time acting as assistant to the general manager, Governor George W. P. Hunt, and during the absence of Governor Hunt made necessary by his duties at the capitol, Mr. Hammons has assumed entire charge of the affairs of the corporation. He is also a heavy stockholder in various mining enterprises, and president of the Manitou Hill Copper Company and the Five Points Copper Mining Company. As a business man Mr. Hammons has been a thorough success from every viewpoint and is held in highest esteem among the public with whom he has dealt for more than twenty years, having by his integrity, veracity and firmness won their implicit confidence. He has ever chosen to retrace a false step rather than pursue a shadow, and this is probably the keynote of his success, material and otherwise, and has undoubtedly enabled him to get ahead. Socially Mr. Hammons stands in the front ranks. He has attained the highest degree in Freemasonry, is a member of the Odd Fellow, Knights of Pythias and Elks, in all of which he is prominently known. Politically he is a Progressive Democrat, a great admirer of Champ Clark and the principles which he advocates, and has been a member of the Democratic Central Committee for the past eight years, having served as chairman of that committee for two terms. Mrs. Hammons, who was Miss Harriet A. Baker, of Onarga, Ill., is also well and favorably known in Globe, where she takes a prominent part in church and social matters. She is the daughter of Colonel H. P. Baker, who went to Illinois from the East in the early "Go West" days and became the owner of prairie land that is today worth many times its original cost, and has proven a very profitable investment for Colonel Baker. Mr. and Mrs. Hammons have two daughters, Edith and Dorothy. Miss Edith has been attending an eastern seminary from which she is about to graduate as valedictorian of her class; and Miss Dorothy is attending the high school of Globe, their home town, preparatory to taking an advanced course in the east.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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